UPDATE: Leonard has been ruled out in the third quarter of Friday’s game vs. the Kings.
Clippers say Kawhi Leonard is out for the game due to lower back tightness— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) January 31, 2020
UPDATE: George and Beverley are both playing and starting Thursday, but Kawhi Leonard is not on the bench and is apparently questionable to play due to back tightness.
Clippers say Kawhi Leonard is questionable to play tonight against the King with lower back tightness. He did not start the game.— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) January 31, 2020
Los Angeles Clippers SF/PF Paul George and PG Patrick Beverley are both probable to return Thursday vs. the Sacramento Kings. George has missed the past nine games due to a hamstring injury, while Beverley has been dealing with a groin issue.
Patrick Beverley (groin) and Paul George (hamstring) are listed by the team as "probable" to play Thursday against Sacramento.— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) January 30, 2020
Fantasy basketball analysis: Los Angeles Clippers SF/PF Paul George
It appears both PG-13 and Beverley are going to be back, so that means Patrick Patterson and Moe Harkless should go back to the bench. We could see Landry Shamet get replaced by Pat Bev with Harkless, PG, Kawhi Leonard and Ivica Zubac starting. It’s obviously a big boost for the Clippers, who have obviously been able to maintain their winning pace without both players, but could use the help on defense. This makes the matchup for the Kings even tougher — particularly for guards De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield. I think so long as George isn’t under some minutes limit, he’s fine to use in DFS and season-long. Pat Bev isn’t as valuable in DFS and isn’t more than a UTIL option in most season-long leagues.